Col­lege foot­ball roundup

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - SPORTS - By staff report

Lo­cal in­ter­est • Vis­it­ing Ober­lin (2-1, 1-1 NCAC) suf­fered its first loss of the sea­son, 34-0, at Wit­ten­berg. Zach Tay­lor threw for 213 yards for the Yeomen.

•Vis­it­ing Ur­bana top­pled Lake Erie (0-3), 37-10. MikeMuzic kicked afield goal in the first quar­ter for the Storm, and Javar­ian Smith rushed for a touch­down in the fourth quar­ter.

• D.J. Greene rushed for 286 yards and four touch­downs as Notre DameCol­lege (2-1, 2-1 MEC), won, 47-35, at West Vir­ginia State.

• Vis­it­ing Moun­tUnion (2-0, 1-0OAC) forced six turnovers and scored on seven of its eight first-half pos­ses­sions on the way to a 69-3vic­tory over Ma­ri­etta. Fresh­man Josh Petruc­celli rushed for 88yards and two touch­downs.

• Nathan Rourke threw for 152yards and two touch­downs as Ohio (2-1) de­feated Kansas, 42-30, ex­tend­ing the Jay­hawks’ road los­ing streak to 42games, the long­est ac­tive streak in the na­tion.

• Ja­cob Park passed for 317 yards and two touch­downs, in­clud­ing a 43-yarder to Marchie

Mur­dock, as vis­it­ing Iowa State (2-1) pulled away in the sec­ond half for a 41-14vic­tory over Akron (1-2).

Park com­pleted 24of 33 throws and a scored on a 14yard run for the Cy­clones (2-1), whoe­qualed a school record by top­ping 40points for the third straight ga­meto start the sea­son.

• Chase Lit­ton threw for one touch­down and ran in an­other to lead host Mar­shall (2-1) to a 21-0winover Kent State (1-2).

• Ma’lik Rich­mond played in Youngstown State’s 59-9win over Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State, a day af­ter a fed­eral ap­peals court de­clined a univer­sity re­quest to keep the de­fen­sive end from play­ing. Rich­mond, 21, was­con­victed of rape as a teenager in Steubenville, and he sued Youngstown State this week af­ter the school al­lowed him to join the foot­ball team but then told him he couldn’t play this sea­son. Top na­tional games

• Feleipe Franks heaved a 63yard touch­down pass to Tyrie Cleve­land as the clock ex­pired, and host No. 24Florida (1-1, 1-0SEC) beat 23rd-ranked Ten­nessee (2-1, 0-1), 26-20, in a wild, wacky and some­times un­watch­able ri­valry game.

Franks scram­bled away from the rush on a first-and-10play with 9sec­onds re­main­ing and found Cleve­land behind safety Micah Aber­nathy for a Hail Mary that no one — es­pe­cially the Vol­un­teers — saw com­ing.

The fi­nal play capped a crazy fourth quar­ter in which the teams com­bined for 37points and lit­tle, if any, de­fense.

• Ri­ley Fer­gu­son threw for 398 yards and six touch­downs, and Ja­cobi Fran­cis broke up a fourth-down pass in the clos­ing sec­onds in host Mem­phis’ 48-45vic­tory over No. 25 UCLA (2-1). Fran­cis’ breakup with 56sec­onds left pre­vented an­other fourth-quar­ter come­back by Bru­ins quar­ter­back Josh Rosen. He was 34of 56 for 463yards and four TDs. The Tigers are 2-0.

• Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touch­downs and rushed for 103 yards to lead No. 1Alabama (3-0) to a 41-23vic­tory over Colorado State.

• Dono­van Peo­ples-Jones re­turned a punt 79yards for a score andQuinn Nordin tied a school record with­five field goals, help­ing hostNo. 7Michi­gan (3-0) over­come of­fen­sive strug­gles to beat Air Force (1-1), 29-13. The Wolver­ines didn’t lead by more than three points

un­til Peo­ples-Jones’ touch­down early in the third quar­ter.

• Ma­son Ru­dolph threw five touch­down passes, all in the first half, for vis­it­ing No. 9Ok­la­homaS­tate (3-0) in a59-21win over Pitts­burgh (1-2). Ru­dolph com­pleted 23 of 32 passes for 497yards be­fore be­ing pulled in the third quar­ter with the Cow­boys in full com­mand. He did throwh­is­first in­ter­cep­tion of the sea­son, end­ing a streak of 216 passes without a pick dat­ing to last sea­son. It wasthe long­est ac­tive streak in the FBS.

• Alex Horni­brook threw for 256yards and four touch­downs for vis­it­ing No. 10Wis­con­sin (3-0) in a 40-6vic­tory over BYU(1-3). TheBadgers met lit­tle re­sis­tance as they put the game away in the first half and led 24-6at half­time.

• Nick Fitzger­ald threw two touch­down passes and ran for twom­orescores to help host No. 7Mis­sis­sippi State (3-0, 1-0SEC) rout LSU (2-1, 0-1). Aeris Wil­liams led the Bull­dogs with 146yards rush­ing and av­er­aged 6.3yards per carry.

• Jalen Reagor made a leap­ing 38-yard catch be­tween four de­fend­ers in the end zone on the last play of the first half, fi­nally putting host No. 20TCU (3-0) ahead to stay against up­set-minded SMU, 56-36.

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